|Project by Allison||posted 11-16-2008 01:54 AM||4361 views||3 times favorited||15 comments|
Here at LJ’s awhile back I posted a gag gift I gave my son and his wife for Christmas. It can be found here. It was called a “Buck Saw” It is from a designer who has his projects in Creative Wood works and Crafts magazine, and his projects and patterns are always fun and “different” than the norm that you find in these magazines. He has several others also and I would like to make them all. I had made two of the Buck saws for 2 of my sons, and I also made two of these “Table saws.” I was out walking around my town today and stopped by my sons house and I had my camera so I decided to take a picture of it and post it here. These were just fun. I was not even trying to be perfect with these projects. I just wanted to share them as I love these sorts of “fun” patterns once in awhile. And my boys seem to like them, They are already wondering what “gag” they will get this Christmas! The “saw ” handle is made from my sons own apple tree that they had to do some major pruning on awhile back. I left the piece just the way it was instead of trying to cut out the “bad” piece or plane it down and off. I was hoping this would not bug them. On the contrary they said they were glad I did it that way. Now of course I am his mother, so I suppose he would not say “hey mom you idiot! Why didn’t you plane off the bad piece” LOL!!! The table top is also from their apple tree, and the legs were already made and just cut in half from one of those coffee cup accordion style holders you see in dollar stores.
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!